VITA Technologies E-letter - March 2015

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E-letter March 2015
Industrial System Security Measures For Maximum Data Security
By Advantech Corporation
Despite efforts in reinforcing information security, there are still vulnerabilities in software, firmware, networks, and more.
ARMed and ready
By Jerry Gipper, Editorial Director
ARM processors have traditionally been used as cores in intelligent peripherals. They are finally starting to show up on traditional single board computers (SBCs) as either the primary processor or in an FPGA with an integrated ARM core. Size, weight, and power (SWaP) criteria have driven choices in the past but what other factors are now being considered when choosing a processor?
Bicycle Shop furnishes technology incubator
By Staff, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions
Inspired by the legacy of innovation and celebrated history of its famous founders, the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions has formed the Curtiss-Wright Bicycle Shop, an internal incubator for first-phase exploration of next-generation market-leading technologies.
Patent policy proposal stirs the pot of business versus innovation interests
By Jerry Gipper, Editorial Director
On February 2, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it will not challenge a proposal by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) to update the IEEE Standards Association's (IEEE-SA) patent policy. That policy governs the incorporation of patented technology in IEEE standards and explains the terms under which holders of patents essential to IEEE standards commit to make licenses available for use in implementing IEEE standards.
Standards for software defined radios expand
By Jerry Gipper, Editorial Director
VITA 49 started an effort to develop interoperability standards for software defined radios (SDRs). The initial effort met with great success and is now expanding to add additional capability for a complete radio/sensor system. This article looks at what is under development by the VITA 49 working group.
VITA Standards Organization activity updates
By Jerry Gipper, Editorial Director
The January VITA Standards Organization (VSO) meeting immediately followed Embedded Tech Trends in Phoenix, Arizona. Over 30 people were in attendance to participate in status updates and several working group discussions. This update is based on the results of this meeting. Visit the VITA website ( for details on upcoming VSO meetings.
SECTION: Sister Publication Article
Military Embedded Systems magazine
Orion spacecraft's avionics designed for "reliability" in deep space
By Sally Cole, Senior Editor, Military Embedded Systems
Unlike those used in manned spaceflight platforms of the past, the avionics and other electronics used in NASA's Orion spacecraft are driven mostly by software and commercial processor technology ruggedized and radiation-hardened to endure extreme radiation and temperature fluctuations. Orion's updated avionics also can handle the severe acoustic and vibration environments associated with launch, orbit, a fiery reentry, and a saltwater landing.
SECTION: Upcoming E-Casts.  An E-cast is a live webcast that may have a single or multiple vendors. E-cast events are used to educate audiences about a problem/solution, from the vendor's perspective. The presentation is typically 45 minutes in duration with a 15-minute moderated Q&A session.
SYNOPSIS: A one-hour, live, moderated problem/solution technical webcast.

Debunking Misconceptions About Static Analysis

April 1st 2:00 PM EDT
Presented by:MathWorks

OpenDataPlane A Critical Enabling Layer for NFV Software Interoperability and Dataplane Acceleration Abstraction

April 7th 1:00 PM EDT
Presented by:ARM

Where is COTS technology today?

April 21st 11:00 AM EDT
Presented by:GE Intelligent Platforms, North Atlantic Industries, Pentek, United Electronic Industries
For additional E-casts, check out the Broadcast Archive.
SECTION: New Products
LCR Embedded Systems
LCR Embedded Systems LSF-02 small form factor computing and communication platform
Artesyn Embedded Technologies
Artesyn Embedded Technologies Launches New COTS Fail-Safe System Designed to be Certified to SIL4 for Train Control and Rail Signaling
Highland Technology
VME PCI Express Crate Controller for aerospace, industrial, and laboratory applications
Precision Analog Systems
Standard and Custom-built Waveform Generator Boards in VMEbus format
Elma Electronic
3U OpenVPX Backplane with VITA 66.4 Optical Slots
TEWS Technologies
XMC with Dual Channel 10 Gigabit Ethernet Interface
Annapolis Micro Systems
Dual Twelve Bit 2.3 or 1.5 GSps DAC I/O Card
Innovative Integration
What do you call an embedded PC powered by a Xilinx SX475T2 FPGA with a built-in 128 ch. Tunable DDC & 32K Spectrum Analyzer? The V602 Digital Receiver
The updated Verotec instrument case is better than ever
Preconfigured A/D VPX Module for Radar, Communications and Data Acquisition Applications
ALPHI Technology
Ultra-small footprint and lightweight 1553 Data Logger